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Imran gets go-ahead to contest polls from Islamabad’s NA-53

ISLAMABAD: An appellate tribunal of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday cleared PTI chief Imran Khan to contest general elections from NA-53 Islamabad.  Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, who was presiding over the tribunal, allowed Mr. Khan to contest the polls from this constituency after he appeared before him and provided necessary details which he had omitted in his affidavit submitted with the papers earlier. On June 19, the Returning Officer concerned had rejected the nomination papers of the PTI chief on the…

Deadline set for tribunals to decide appeals ends today

ISLAMABAD: The deadline set for Appellate Tribunals to decide appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers of election candidates for the national and provincial assemblies’ seats is ending on Wednesday (today).  The polling for general elections in Pakistan is scheduled to be held on July 25. According to the schedule for the general elections, the appellate tribunals are required to dispose off appeals for nomination papers by June 27. The election commission will publish the revised list of…

Ex-PM, Ayesha Gulalai, Mehtab Abbasi cleared to contest polls

ISLAMABAD: An appellate tribunal in Islamabad on Tuesday set aside a ruling of the returning officer concerned to reject nomination papers of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for NA-53 Islamabad, allowing him to contest the July 25 polls. The Appellate Tribunal comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani gave this verdict on an appeal filed by the PML-N stalwart challenging the RO verdict of rejecting his nomination papers. On June 19, the RO rejected the former premier’s nomination papers on the ground that he…

Ex-PM challenges rejection of nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday challenged the returning officer’s decision of rejecting his nomination papers for NA-53 Islamabad. Abbasi filed an election petition through his lawyer, requesting an appellate tribunal to set aside the decision. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) will likely take up his appeal today. The RO had earlier rejected the nomination papers of PTI chief Imran Khan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ayesha Gulalai for NA-53…

Imran moves tribunal against rejection of nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday filed an appeal with an appellate tribunal against rejection of his nomination papers for NA-53 Islamabad. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) will take up his appeal on Thursday (tomorrow). The PTI chief through his lawyer filed the appeal, questioning the verdict of the returning officer who rejected his nomination papers for NA-53. The appellant has taken the stance that the decision to reject his papers is in…